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Location, Directions and Maps

Bangor is located in a breathtaking landscape with panoramic views. The location is probably one of the most beautiful university settings in the whole of the UK – situated between the Snowdonia Mountains and the Menai Straits. Have a look at the Bangor and the are photo gallery.

Map of Bangor

Click to download a map of Bangor (PDF).

Travel directions

We’re far easier to get to than you might think – there are good road links to Bangor along the north Wales coast from the M56 and M6. There are direct trains from London, Manchester, Crewe and Cardiff. The ferry service from nearby Holyhead to Ireland is also fast and frequent.

By road

Our interactive location map (provided by Google map ) provides you with directions to Bangor, using your postcode as the starting point. You can also 'zoom-out' to see exactly where we are located.

If you have a Satellite Navigation system in your car then using LL57 2UW will get you to Bangor, near to the Deiniol Building (building 47 on our downloadable map of Bangor)

By Bus

TrawsCambria serves Bangor daily and links with services to South and West Wales, Wrexham and Barmouth. Go to for details.

By rail

See the National Rail website for frequent train services to Bangor station.

By sea

If you're coming to Bangor from Ireland you'll be able to cross on the ferry to Holyhead, please see these external websites for timetables:

If you are arriving at Holyhead, there is a rail link to Bangor (journey time about 30 minutes).Check National Rail website for details.

By air

If you are arriving at Manchester or Liverpool Airport, there is a rail link to Bangor running frequently. Please check the National Rail website for further details.

Anglesey Airport

Anglesey Airport has hour-long flights between Cardiff International and Anglesey. Visit for more information.

Estimated journey times are:

  • Liverpool to Bangor by car: approx. 1.5 hours
  • Manchester to Bangor by car: approx. 2 hours
  • Birmingham to Bangor by car: approx. 3 hours
  • London to Bangor by train: approx. 3 hours

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